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How to Change Your Windshield Wipers: A Step-By-Step Process

September 11, 2016 | Comment

Change your windshield wipers

If your windshield wipers are in bad shape, they won’t be able to clear your windshield of falling rain and will decrease your visibility in bad weather. So, here’s how to change your windshield wipers when it’s time for new ones!

First, you’ll need to find out what type of wiper-arm mount you have. The three types are hook slot connector, pin type arm, and straight-end connecter. Then follow the appropriate steps below.

Hook Slot Connecter – First, move the blade so it’s sitting straight up. The arm will have a flap that attaches the wiper to the connector. You’ll have to push or pull this, which will release the blade. Do the same to latch the new blade on.

Pin Type Arm – This wiper is very similar to the hook slot connector, except there’s no tab to pull or push. Instead, you’ll find a pin. Press this pin and pull it out to release the blade, and slide it back in to replace the blade. A screwdriver might help in doing this.

Straight-End Connector – You’ll definitely need a screwdriver with this one as it tends to be the most difficult to change. Some of these have a tab you’ll need to release with a screwdriver, and others have a small screw.

Need help? Sierra Motors CDJR is always here to answer your questions, or to change your windshield wiper for you!

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